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MSP430 IV-18 Tube Clock

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I found on the web the Ice Tube Clock Kit. I like the tube system and wanted to make one with a MSP430. I like the stacking of the TC18 project.

As the development went along I added wireless and battery features into the clock desgin.

  • 1 × IV-18 Tube
  • 1 × REYAX CC2500M 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Module Wireless Module
  • 1 × MAX6921 Power Management ICs / Display Drivers
  • 1 × MSP430G2553 PW28 Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, DSPs / ARM, RISC-Based Microcontrollers
  • 1 × Pololu S7V8F3 3.3V Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator

  • Acrylic Support

    Stanislas Bertrand04/01/2018 at 18:53 0 comments

    It has been a while but I made acrylic support last November. It makes a nice looks to the clocks.

    At the base of the tube, there is 3 LED on some of the clocks. It never looked as pleasing as the idea. Waiting to see how the 8+3 mm acrylic support diffuse that light.

  • Design

    Stanislas Bertrand02/07/2016 at 19:48 0 comments

    In order to have a correct hardware/software match, I designed the PCB with a hardware prototype made with the MSP430 IV-18 BoosterPack. I begun to write my own firmware on this early prototype and did power consuption/battery testing.

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